650g brewing sugar.
20g US West Coast beer yeast.
50g Citra hops.
150g priming sugar.
Brew day was Saturday 27th April 2019.
Brewed to 23L, using Tesco Ashbeck mineral water. Added 250g light spray malt.
Used kit yeast (20g West Coast beer yeast).
50g citra hops (supplied with kit) added on 2nd May. As per kit instructions, mixed with 500ml boiling water, crushed with a knife and spooned into the FV (leaving any hop debris behind).
Batch primed in barrel using sugar supplied with kit (150g) and bottled on 7th May. Put into the brew fridge at 21ºC.
Fridge switched to cold on 22nd May.
Moved to outdoor shed on 6th June.
First pint - 28th June 2019.
Beautiful golden colour with a nice head and perfect carbonation. Nice bitterness with a subtle hop aroma and taste. The best kit I've ever done is the Young's AIPA, but this is pushing it close - if I had one complaint, it's that the hop aroma and taste could be a bit stronger and more conditioning time is not going to change that. Other than the addition of the light spraymalt, I followed the kit instructions to the letter, so if I do it again, I may leave the hops in for an extra couple of days. My complaint is a minor one though - it's a really lovely beer and I'd highly recommend this to anyone who likes golden/craft ales.
@Chippy_Tea I searched the reviews thread but couldn't find this one - could you add it to the A-Z please? Thank you!